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LEA COUNTY, N.M. – New Mexico State Police need your help in regards to a deadly accident.
The accident happened back on October second on State Road 8, near mile marker 1.
We're told a white Dodge pickup that was driven by Freddy Gonzalez was struck by a large tire brake drum.
Officials say the drum apparently fell off a possible 18 wheeler that was traveling southbound.
The 18-wheeler is described as a white transport unit.
The brake drum crashed into the windshield striking Gonzalez who died from his injuries.
If you have any information about this accident, you're asked to call New Mexico State Police at (575) 622-7200 or (575) 392-5588.